Ulrich Schmitter, a chef from Victoria, wintered at Davis in 1964, Macquarie Island in 1966, Mawson in 1978 and Casey in 1980. He was awarded the Polar Medal in 1980 for his work at Mawson in 1978. He was completely selfless and directed his spare time to assisting others on the station and his willingness to take on extra tasks despite his own heavy workload was an inspiration to all other members of the party.